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Canine Respiratory Illness Causes and Symptoms

November 14th, 2018 (No Comments)

Veterinarians in the Prior Lake/Savage area have notified Paws & Pals that they have seen an increase in respiratory illnesses in dogs around the community in the last few months. It has been prevalent in other areas around the Twin Cities as well. The cold and wet weather this fall is a likely contributor to […]

National Animal Safety and Prevention Month

October 16th, 2018 (No Comments)

October is National Animal Safety and Prevention Month; a month dedicated to promoting the safe practices of handling and caring for both domestic and wild animals. Animals play an important part in our everyday lives, even if we don’t personally have pets. So it’s vital to make sure that they are treated kindly and with […]

Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership

September 11th, 2018 (No Comments)

Owning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. The benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities. These include:

How Much Exercise is Right?

August 13th, 2018 (No Comments)

Exercise does more than help keep your dog’s weight where it should be, maintain his cardiovascular fitness, and forestall the frailty that often comes with creeping age by staving off much of the muscle loss that accompanies advancing years and weakens the body. Exercise also contributes to a dog’s good mood, just like it does […]

5 Summer Road Trip Tips

July 16th, 2018 (No Comments)

Keep safety in mind when you travel with your canine pal this summer. 1. Refresh your training. Before hitting the road, practice life-saving commands, especially “Come” and “Stay”, so that your dog doesn’t get lost in an unfamiliar place.

Pet Cancer Signs and Symptoms

June 6th, 2018 (No Comments)

Cancer is the #1 medical concern of our precious pets. One in four dogs and one in five cats will get cancer. As their bodies age, they become more vulnerable to disease. The reality is that 50% of dogs over age 10 will develop a form of cancer. That’s why providing a wholesome diet, age-appropriate exercise, […]

Finding the Right Pet Care Provider

May 15th, 2018 (No Comments)

Whether a pet resort such as Paws & Pals or a pet sitter, make sure you know who is caring for your family member. Here are a series of questions to ask when interviewing a potential pet care provider. Are there quite a few questions? You bet! But better to have asked too many rather […]

All About Shedding

April 8th, 2018 (No Comments)

Shedding is natural; “non-shedding” is a misconception Shedding hair and skin is natural and all dogs shed to some extent; non-shedding is a misconception. A dog’s fur helps control his body temperature and protects his skin against the sun and other environmental elements. When a dog’s hair stops growing, he will naturally lose it by […]

Winter Pet Care Tips

January 9th, 2018 (No Comments)

Pets should be brought inside when the temperature drops. If that is not possible, then shelter—a dog house, shed or barn—should be used to protect your pet from the wind, low temperatures, and inclement weather. Supply warm bedding material and make sure the doorway has at least a flap covering to keep out the wind. […]

Clues to Winter Blues

November 15th, 2017 (No Comments)

  Clues to Winter Blues Learn signs and tips for helping alleviate your pet’s winter blues With fall drawing to a close, many of us are looking at the approach of cold, inclement weather, earlier nightfall and limited outdoor time. Regardless of where we live, the busier schedules of work and school, holidays and other […]

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